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Running out of RAM w/ 16GB installed in Windows 8

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Hey guys,

I have 16 GB installed in this machine and task manager is in fact seeing all of it. I'm running a 6GB RAMDISK, leaving me 10GB to play with.

Windows is alerting me to high RAM usage and some programs just won't even open. I'm running stable (ish) at 95% utilization which is to say 15.2/16GB usage.

Looking at task manager and resource monitor, there's not a single process taking up all the RAM either. DWM.exe is the biggest and it's at like 100MB.

One thing that helped was increasing the pagefile size to 4GB. I bumped it to 8, but it doesn't want to use more than 4. When left to "System Managed Size" it made a 28GB pagefile on my SSD. wth.gif

I'm stumped. Where could I see what's using all my RAM?
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Intel Core 2 Extreme @ 2.8GHz (upgrade) Intel GMA 950 2 x 2 DDR2 667MHz (upgrade) 120GB Mushkin ECO2 
Optical DriveOSMonitorPower
Replaced with 42 W/hr aux battery Mint 17.3 1280x800 Dell 65w Dell Adapter 
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Latitude D630 Chassis Intel 7260-802.11ac 2x2 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Not telling AsRock something Pixel Pusher 2 x 8 GB AMD Radeon RAM @ 1600mhz (All the VM's) 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5-4200U Microsoft BGA1168 Intel HD 4400 8 GB LPDDR3 Dual Channel @ 1600mhz 
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Process Explorer will show you if there is anything hidden using it up.

Sounds more like a memory leak, most likely related to the ramdisk, that is chewing through your RAM in which case it wont show up on the usage.
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